Every Man in His Humour


Ben Jonson

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Every Man in His Humour: Act 2, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

Matthew and Bobadil enter, looking for Wellbred. They leave when Kitely explains that he did not return to his lodging last night, but not before Bobadil calls Downright a “scavenger.” Kitely has to restrain Downright from going after Bobadil. Kitely implores Downright not to let himself be overrun by “devouring choler.” Downright goes into the house for breakfast. 
This short scene increases the tension in the play, setting up the “choleric” Downright for a confrontation with Wellbred and Bobadil.
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